Rob Halford

Rob Halford

Who is Rob Halford? 

Rob Halford is an English singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band "Judas Priest", which was formed in 1969 in West Bromwich, England. He has been noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and trademark leather-and-studs image, both of which have become iconic in heavy metal. He is the winner of the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. He was ranked at No. 33 on the list of greatest voices in rock by Planet Rock listeners in 2009. He has also been nicknamed "Metal God" by fans. 

  • He is well-known for as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band "Judas Priest"
  • He is also known for forming the band "Fight", "2wo" and "Halford"

Halford began his music journey by joining the band as a singer, bringing with him drummer John Hinch from his previous band Hiroshima.

In 1974, he made his recording debut on the band's first album Rocka Rolla. He continued to front Judas Priest throughout the 1970s and 1980s and left the band in May 1992. He formed the band "Fight" after his departure from Judas Priest. In 1997, Halford collaborated with guitarist John Lowery to form an industrial-influenced project called "2wo".

In 1999, Halford returned to his metal roots and formed a solo band called "Halford". In July 2003, Halford returned to Judas Priest and embarked on a tour in 2004. In 2011, Judas Priest embarked upon what was billed as their final world tour as a group, titled the "Epitaph" tour. n 2017, Judas Priest began to work on another studio album with Halford. The album Firepower was released on 9 March 2018. As of August 2020, he has announced to collaborate with American singer and songwriter Lady Gaga and they will be releasing their project song soon this year. 

Early Life and Family 

Rob Halford was born on 25 August 1951 in Sutton Coldfield, England, in the UK. Born as  Robert John Arthur Halford, Halford holds British Nationality. His parents are the descendent of the White European roots so it is clear that this Metal singer has a white ethnic background and his ethnicity is white. Halford was born to his father Barrie and mother Joan. He has a sister named Sue Hill. Rob grew up long with his sister on the Beechdale housing estate in Walsall where he attended the local school. He was born and raised in a Christian household.

Halford began his music journey by joining the band as a singer, bringing with him drummer John Hinch from his previous band Hiroshima.

In 1974, he made his recording debut on the band's first album Rocka Rolla. He continued to front Judas Priest throughout the 1970s and 1980s and left the band in May 1992. He formed the band "Fight" after his departure from Judas Priest. In 1997, Halford collaborated with guitarist John Lowery to form an industrial-influenced project called "2wo". In 1999, Halford returned to his metal roots and formed a solo band called "Halford". In July 2003, Halford returned to Judas Priest and embarked on a tour in 2004. In 2011, Judas Priest embarked upon what was billed as their final world tour as a group, titled the "Epitaph" tour. n 2017, Judas Priest began to work on another studio album with Halford. The album Firepower was released on 9 March 2018. As of August 2020, he has announced to collaborate with American singer and songwriter Lady Gaga and they will be releasing their project song soon this year. 

Is Rob Halford a Gay? 

In 1998, Halford publicly revealed his homosexuality on MTV. At the time Halford revealed his sexuality, he was concerned that he would lose his fanbase as a result. He explained that he cannot return to certain places in the world in fear of lapidation.

He described the 1970s and 1980s as "incredibly difficult", but not counting it as important music-wise. Halford has described himself as "the stately home of heavy metal", and said that his announcement was "the greatest thing I could have done for myself." Moreover, he is a strong supporter of the LGBT community.  

Net Worth, Salary and Wealth of Rob Halford 

As of 2020, the net worth of Rob Halford is estimated to be US $30 million. He has managed to earn a whopping income of $100K-$200K per year from the music field. His band "Judas Priest" rose to commercial success with the album British Steel in 1980. Since then the band has sold over 50 million copies of their album till now. The power pack vocalist also earns a hefty amount of money through Concerts and world tours. 

He owns a multi-million pad in the Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA as well in his hometown Walsall, the UK. The heavy metal hunk also has a variety of classic cars, including a "1970s Aston Martin DBS", a Chevrolet Corvette, and a Mercury Cougar.

How tall is Rob Halford?

Rob Halford has a height of 5 ft 11 inches. His tall stature body weighs around 78 Kg. The rockstar has a muscular build body. Being a heavy metal artist, He has his body covered with tattoos including on his arms, chest, and back of his neck. He is a bald guy with a goatee bearded style. His eye color is Dark Brown. Halford underwent back surgery in 2013 and umbilical hernia surgery in 2014.

Facts About Rob Halford

  • #1His early influences included Little Richard, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant.
  • #2Halford played his first show with Judas Priest in May 1973 at the Townhouse in Wellington.
  • #3Halford performed as the vocalist for Black Sabbath for three shows.
  • #4Halford joined Metallica on stage three times where they performed the song "Rapid Fire" in 1994.
  • #5Halford made an appearance in the 2002 film Spun where he played a retail clerk at a sex shop.
  • #6Halford developed the clothing line Metal God Apparel with plans to develop retail sales through 2010.
  • #7Halford is able to play several instruments such as guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboards, and drums, though he rarely does so on stage.
  • #8Halford said that hiding his sexuality during Judas Priest's career caused him a lot of depression.
  • #9Despite being clean and sober since 1986, he confessed that he did have the desire to "have a drink" and "have a smoke and do a line.
  • #10He is a huge fan of the British Rock Band "Queen".
Rob Halford
Quick Facts of Rob Halford
Celebrated Name Rob Halford
Age 69 years old
Nick Name Rob Halford
Birth Name Robert John Arthur Halford
Birth Date 1951-08-25
Gender Male
Profession English singer-songwriter
Nationality English
Birthnation England, the UK
Place of Birth Sutton Coldfield, England, the UK
Ethnicity White
Famous for the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band "Judas Priest"
Residence Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
Horoscope Virgo
Father Barrie
Mother Joan
Sister Sue Hill
Career Start 1969-Present
Sexualorientation homosexual
Marital Status Unmarried
Height 5 ft 11 inches
Weight 78 Kg
Hair Style Bald
Bearded Style Goatee
Eye Color Dark Brown
Net Worth US $30 million
Salary $100K-$200K per year
Source of Wealth Singing career, Concert and world tour
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